Halicampus zavorensis

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Zavora pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Halicampus
H. zavorensis
Binomial name
Halicampus zavorensis
Dawson, 1984[2]

The Zavora pipefish (Halicampus zavorensis) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is only known from three specimens found in the Western Indian Ocean, one from Zavora, Mozambique and two from Sur, Oman.[1] Little is known about its habitat or feeding habits, but they are expected to feed on small crustaceans similar to other pipefish.[1] It can grow to at least 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in length. This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs and giving birth to live young.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Vaidyanathan, T. & Pollom, R. (2017). "Halicampus zavorensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T65367996A67624482. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T65367996A67624482.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Halicampus zavorensis" in FishBase. February 2006 version.
  3. ^ Dawson, C.E. (1985). Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA. ISBN 978-0917235009.

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